Oldschool wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:01 pm
I'd ask your local gun store. They Interact with BATF on a regular basis and stay current on local laws. But my general opinion is the BATF agents I've run into are decent people. They are not looking for excuses to harass honest people.
I would fact check anything you hear at a gun store. I've heard some crazy stuff from guys that hold FFL's.
I will say that most BATFE agents are really cool, and VERY helpful. They also have a pretty good sense of humor with new dealers who screw everything up (to a point of course). Most agents do a lot to help out their dealers.
There are however, the other agents that are famous for harassment. Now as a general rule, the guys who find themselves facing these types of agents more often than not, do sketchy things and call attention to themselves. There are several cases where the BATFE arrested and charged someone, knowing they weren't going to get a conviction, in the hope that the "offender" would cut some kind of deal. At one point in the early '90's it got so bad that a Federal judge made the AFT pay all fees for any case they lost. That put an end to the really horrific, and blatant harassments cases. But others continue...again, it's generally the nails that stick up that they try to hammer down.
Me personally, I have had very positive interactions with BATFE.
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